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Representative David Hawk receives no jail time

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GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

After a jury found an East Tennessee lawmaker guilty of reckless endangerment, Thursday he learned he won't spend one day behind bars.

The charge stems from a domestic dispute with hawk's ex-wife.

Judge Summers decided to grant Hawk judicial diversion which means he won't have to serve jail time.

He will have to serve two years probation and 150 hours of community service.

The judge also ordered Hawk to pay $1,500 in restitution to his former wife. Hawk must also pay all court costs.

"We disagree with the jury's verdict, we're certainly glad that judicial diversion will allow this nightmare to end for my daughters and I," Hawk said.

The judge said if Hawk complies with all of the requirements, lawyers could file to dismiss and expunge the charge from his record.

Hawk told us he is definitely planning to run for re-election next year.

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